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RUNNING TO PROVIDE SAFE WATER TO COMMUNITIES IN NEED

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"IN AFRICA, MORE THAN 315,000 CHILDREN DIE EVERY YEAR FROM DIRRHEOEAL DISEASES CAUSED BY UNSAFE WATER AND POOR SANITATION."

World Health Organisation | Water 

RUNNING 13,000KM ACROSS AFRICA FOR SAFE WATER

I have completed over 300 marathons, across 19 countries, in 30 pairs of running shoes, over 100 unexpected events, over 1000 new faces and countless new experiences. And I set a new Guinness World Record for being the first woman and second human to run Africa lengthwise (north to south).

WHO IS VERONIQUE BOURBEAU?

Veronique was born and raised in the East of Montreal, Canada. At an early age Vero developed a strong passion for writing. She grabbed hold of a pencil as soon as she could, writing for hours on end, listening to African music on repeat, all the while dreaming to change the world. Pursuing this passion for the written word, Veronique worked as a journalist for over 15 years, also receiving her master's degree in business administration before leaving and traveling to the most exotic parts of the world.

Her ultra-running journey didn’t begin until the second half of her life. In running, she found a sport that brings out the best in her. Her ultra-running achievements gave her the privilege of becoming one of the best female athletes in Southeast Asia. She won different races ranging from 100 miles to 444 kilometers as well as an incredible 3010km self-supported run across Japan over 72 days.

Vero believes that the only way to truly thrive in life and live meaningfully is to aim to achieve goals bigger than yourself. This is the reason why Veronique created ‘Running for Humanity’ a nonprofit organization with a mission to change the world by providing clean and safe water to remote parts of the planet that don’t have access to it. Soon, Veronique will run the entire African continent; 13000kms—from Alexandria to Cape Town—to bring clean and safe water to as many people as she possibly can.


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